Year 2016
Calendar
By Month...  JAN ~ FEB ~ MAR ~ APR ~ MAY ~ JUN ~ JUL ~ AUG ~ SEP ~ OCT ~ NOV ~ DEC
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Year 2016
Calendar
By Tradition...
Jewish - Kabbalah
Holidays - 2016
Christian -
Ecumenical Mysticism /
Wisdom Tradition

Holidays - 2016
Unitarian Universalist
Holidays - 2016
Muslim - Sufi
Holidays - 2016
Baha'i Holidays - 2016
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Hindu Holidays - 2016
Jain & Sikh
Holidays - 2016
Buddhist Holidays - 2016
Taoist & Shinto
Holidays - 2016
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African &
Middle-Eastern
Holidays:
Ancient Egyptian,
Santeria, Zoroastrian - 2016
Native American
(Iroquois, Navajo

& Pueblo)
& Meso American
(Inca, Mayan & Aztec)
Holidays
- 2016
Pagan Holidays:
Old Religions of Europe

(Greek, Roman, Slavic,
Celtic, Anglo-Teutonic
& Norse) - 2016
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Deep Ecology /
Environmentalist
Dates
- 2016
Social Justice /
Human Rights /

Feminist
Dates
- 2016
Peace /
Disarmament
Dates
- 2016
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Solar & Lunar Cycles,
Eclipse & Helions
- 2016
Meteor Showers - 2016
Visible Planets - 2016
Astrological Periods - 2016
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Experiential Meditations
(for lunar cycles

throughout the year)
Empowering Meditations
Action Offerings
(to help the environment 
& further social justice)
Art as Meditation
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2016 Visible Planets

January Visible Planets
Morning...Mercury (twilight) (1/20-31), Venus (twilight), Mars, Jupiter, Saturn.
Evening...Mercury (twilight) (1/1-9), Uranus, Neptune.
Conjunction...Venus & Saturn (1/9).

February Visible Planets
Morning...Mercury (twilight), Venus (twilight), Mars, Jupiter, Saturn.
Evening...Uranus.

March Visible Planets
Morning...Mercury (twilight) (3/1-14), Venus (twilight), Mars, Jupiter (3/1-8), Saturn, Neptune (3/18-31).
Evening...Jupiter (3/8-31), Uranus (3/1-15).
All Night/Opposition...Jupiter (3/8).

April Visible Planets
Morning...Venus (twilight), Mars, Saturn, Neptune.
Evening...Mercury (twilight), Jupiter.

May Visible Planets
Morning...Mercury (twilight) (5/19-31), Mars (5/1-22), Saturn, Uranus, Neptune.
Evening...Mars (5/22-31), Jupiter.
All Night/Opposition...Mars (5/22).
Transit...Mercury & Sun (5/9) (11:12 a.m. UT to 6:42 p.m. UT) (7:12 a.m. to 2:42 p.m. EDT).

June Visible Planets
Morning...Mercury (twilight), Saturn (6/1-3), Uranus, Neptune.
Evening...Mars, Jupiter, Saturn (6/3-30).
All Night/Opposition...Saturn (6/3).

July Visible Planets
Morning...Uranus, Neptune.
Evening...Mercury (twilight) (7/15-31), Venus (twilight) (7/14-31), Mars, Jupiter, Saturn.
Conjunction...Mercury & Venus (7/16).

August Visible Planets
Morning...Uranus, Neptune.
Evening...Mercury (twilight), Venus (twilight), Mars, Jupiter, Saturn.
Conjunction...Mars & Saturn (8/25), Mercury & Venus (8/27), Venus & Jupiter (8/27).

September Visible Planets
Morning...Mercury (twilight) (9/20-30), Uranus, Neptune (9/1-2).
Evening...Mercury (twilight) (9/1-6), Venus (twilight), Mars, Jupiter (9/1-13), Saturn, Neptune (9/2-30).
All Night/Opposition...Neptune (9/2).

October Visible Planets
Morning...Mercury (twilight) (10/1-15), Jupiter (10/10-31), Uranus (10/1-15).
Evening...Venus (twilight), Mars, Saturn, Uranus (10/15-31), Neptune.
All Night/Opposition...Uranus (10/15).
Conjunction...Mercury & Jupiter (10/11), Venus & Saturn (10/30).

November Visible Planets
Morning...Jupiter.
Evening...Mercury (twilight) (11/13-30), Venus (twilight), Mars, Saturn (11/1-23), Uranus, Neptune.

December Visible Planets
Morning...Jupiter, Saturn (12/28-31).
Evening...Mercury (twilight) (12/1-23), Venus (twilight), Mars, Uranus, Neptune.

[Venus and Mars are the planets closest to Earth. Venus is the brightest planet and is known as
the Morning Star/Evening Star because it is only visible at twilight. It has a pearl-yellow color.
Mars is known as the Red Planet because of its orange-red color. Mercury is the grey planet
closest to the Sun and has an irregular orbit. Like Venus, Mercury can only be seen at twilight.
Jupiter is the largest planet and the second brightest one. It has 4 large moons (Io, Europa,
Ganymede, and Callisto) as well as 63 much smaller natural satellites. Its gaseous surface is the
cause of the bands of orange and white color we see. Though amateur telescopes can't see them,
Jupiter also has rings (made of dust). Saturn is distinctive for its rings (made of ice) and yellow
color. Its surface is also gaseous. Uranus and Neptune require telescopes to see. They are
gaseous-ice planets and are known for their blue color. Neptune is the planet farthest from the
Sun. Pluto is a dwarf planet that can't generally be seen with amateur telescopes. Its irregular
orbit makes it difficult to accurately predict its track.]

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Excerpted from
THE MYSTIC'S WHEEL OF THE YEAR 2016
A Multifaith Calendar Reflecting Eco-Egalitarian Spirituality
© 2015 Marija Miovski
www.WheeloftheYear.com